Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

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Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby utabintarbo » June 9th, 2011, 9:26 am

From the previous thread:
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jalopy jockey wrote:Given your trail and the weather report we still doing this?


Funny that you ask.... I think precisely because of those reasons this should be canceled. Way too much water out there right now, and there's more to come. Better to schedule a trail day when there's some trimming to do in June or so.


Well, the time has come.... The waters have receded (mostly) and the resulting growth has started to become an irritant. Oh, and the ruts....

Saturday, June 18, 9AM (rain date 6/19), we shall meet behind the Maintenance Building. Bring the usual stuff: water, work gloves, long pants, and lots of bug spray. Kids willing to walk and throw sticks are welcome, as there is a fair amount of deadfall to provide "ammo".

Humanoids willing and able to wield (and supply) weed whackers are especially welcome, as the more we have, the faster we can finish.

I will endeavor to supply Gatorade, coffee, and bagels. 'Cause I like bagels. :D
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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby RMXByker » June 9th, 2011, 7:49 pm

I'll try to make it out there Bob so I can throw some "ammo" at cha since I'm a youngin... ;-)
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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby utabintarbo » June 10th, 2011, 8:54 am

RMXByker wrote:I'll try to make it out there Bob so I can throw some "ammo" at cha since I'm a youngin... ;-)


Tell your Mom we'll be sure to keep the sharp tools away from you, and limit your intake of candy and Mountain Dew.. :icon_thumleft:

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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby RMXByker » June 10th, 2011, 8:54 am

utabintarbo wrote:
RMXByker wrote:I'll try to make it out there Bob so I can throw some "ammo" at cha since I'm a youngin... ;-)


Tell your Mom we'll be sure to keep the sharp tools away from you, and limit your intake of candy and Mountain Dew.. :icon_thumleft:

:lol:


Will do, I work well with a can/hr of dew. Can go all day on that slime...haha.
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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby PK » June 14th, 2011, 8:06 am

People willing to operate gas powered line trimmers will make this go fast.

The trailer has a power hedge trimmer, a line trimmer, and a blower. If these three go off as a team, that will be best.

A second team can be created as it appears that a couple of line trimmers will also be there as well as another blower.

Hopefully a third team will do a bunch of manual trimming and will have "Trimmaster Bob" in a golf cart providing transportation, as well as direction.

Bring ear protection and EYE PROTECTION as well as long pants. These power tools create a lot of mayhem.

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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby utabintarbo » June 14th, 2011, 10:57 am

3 to 4 line trimmers will make very short work of things. I am coming up with a plan (such as it is) to best deploy the humanoids we get. Even if we don't get 100% coverage, we will make a big difference. :D
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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby utabintarbo » June 15th, 2011, 6:38 am

FWIW, I recruited a 12 yr. old from the MISCA RBS team (through his Mom, anyway) who will be camping there over the weekend and needs hours for NHS. :D

If we do this right, we won't need to do this again until the race. :icon_thumleft:
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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby utabintarbo » June 17th, 2011, 9:48 pm

Weather looks promising! Be there tomorrow at 9AM. The more that show up, the sooner we can get done and ride!
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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby jalopy jockey » June 17th, 2011, 10:06 pm

Sorry we can't be there too busy deciding between Boyne, NCT, Vasa and Aspen park. Or a Michigan mountain mayhem route
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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby utabintarbo » June 18th, 2011, 6:53 pm

Thanks to Pete, Mark, Norbert, Jon, and Pauly, we got all of the major, and most of the minor areas of need out there today. If everyone trims face-slappers as they see them, we likely won't need to do this for a couple months. :icon_thumleft:
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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby RMXByker » June 18th, 2011, 7:59 pm

It was actually a great time out there Bob. Thanks for the Gatorade and Bagels! I will carry my hand snips with me out there periodically this summer and snip away when I can. Thanks again and can't wait to get the bike out there!
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Re: Addison Oaks Summer Trim - 6/18/11

Postby trebron » June 19th, 2011, 11:25 am

Thanks for the lift Bob. I really need to ride Addison more often 8)
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